January 2, 2008 Subject:
Hate is not enough? Revenge? That doesn't sound very Christian to me...
March 10, 2006 Subject:
Needed for the times
This 1942 promo to motivate civilians to buy war bonds was well done for the short time allotted.
August 12, 2004 Subject:
Chastising the Japanese for their errors
The rest of the democratic world had been fighting for freedom since 1939. But in the USA, the Americans were prosperous and happy. Then the nasty Japanese spoilt it all. Shame.
August 11, 2004 Subject:
Support our troops, Support them for the past, Present, and support them for the future!
September 4, 2003 Subject:
Avenge December 7
This movie theater promo for War Bonds appeals strictly to the revenge motive in its audience. Apparently those who died at Pearl Harbor are waiting for the rest of America to get the nastiest revenge possible on those dirty Japs. This was made a year after Pearl Harbor, when the wounds were still festering, though, so what do you expect? It is an interesting slice of history, though, telling you much about the attitudes of the time in its short length.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: N/A. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.
September 1, 2003 Subject:
Buy War Bonds
It was damn good advice in 1942 and the film was short but effective. I found nothing strident or hysterical about it. I try not to judge a film like this with a 2003 sensibility.
Reviewer:Red Right Hand
May 12, 2003 Subject:
Darkly comical. Pathetic voiceover telling us "hate is NOT enough!" and "Avenge!"
Well, whadyaknow... rhetorics sound so familiar nowadays...
January 9, 2003 Subject:
With Vengeance in my heart, I write this review.
A vicious promo for theaters made 1 year after Pearl Harbor happened explains that 'We all remember the sneaky japs!' and to remind us to leave the theater with vengeance in our hearts. I guess that's when the internment camps began. Slightly spooky.